Shower Pans – Zero Entry

Honestly, you’d think I’d invented the concept myself — zero threshold showers (AKA curbless shower).

Love the zero-threshold shower.  I would want more glass in the surround.

Love the zero-threshold shower. I would want more glass in the surround.

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From the very beginning of the renovation I talked about the concept of universal design hoping someone in the planning or building stage would make allowances for it.

So simple and elegant.

So simple and elegant.

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It seems my contractor who is a plumber and his partner who is an excellent tiler really did not have experience with showers without physical barriers. Through a local plumbing company who did this repair I have the name of a man who specializes in putting in shower pans, especially the no-threshold type.

From their website the Schluter shower system allows for a no barrier floor.

From their website the Schluter shower system allows for a no barrier floor.

He came out on July 4th to look at the projects — conservatory shower and master bathroom shower — and quoted two shower pans with one piece drains for under $3000. That sounds reasonable to me.

We have a knee wall in both showers so the final appearance might be something akin to this one.

We have a knee wall in both showers so the final appearance might be something akin to this one.

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Once the pans are in (hopefully at the end of July) we can put the Hardie backer on the walls and get the renovation inspected for the final time.

What must-have would you require in a newly built or a renovated space?

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2 responses to “Shower Pans – Zero Entry

  1. I really like this idea! It’s important to think about how we will live in our house as we age. Plus it’s a nice, clean look.

    • The entire reason for renovating the house was so we can live here the rest of our lives. That’s why I’m insistent on the shower thing. I know once the rooms are tiled we’ll never change them. Jo

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